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Tough Weekend in Wisconsin for Alexander Rossi's KOHLER Grand Prix

Monday, June 27, 2016 8:20AM

The Verizon IndyCar Series made its return to Elkhart Lake's Road America for this weekend's Round 10 of competition, the first appearance for the America open-wheel championship at the scenic 4.048-mile road course in nearly a decade. Alexander Rossi fought a hard race at the circuit he’s previously had success at in his career, with front wing failure compromising the end result of what looked to be a very competitive KOHLER Grand Prix. The rookie now sits 10th in the overall IndyCar Series Championship, with a tally of 257 points overall. 

The first day on track was met with interrupted practice sessions for the American driver. Following the strong test at the Road America circuit last week, Alexander felt...

ALEXANDER ROSSI NOMINATED FOR 2016 ESPY AWARD

Thursday, June 23, 2016 3:18PM

Andretti-Herta Autosport rookie, Alexander Rossi has been nominated for the 2016 ESPYaward “Best Driver” for his fuel-saving victory at the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Rossi, a California-native, was also awarded the Fastest Rookie and Rookie of the Year honors for the 2016 Indianapolis 500. The 24-year-old became only the 10th rookie ever to win the 500-mile race in its history; the first since Helio Castroneves in 2001 and the first American rookie since Louis Meyer in 1928.



“It is such a huge honor to be nominated for Best Driver at the ESPYS this...

Alexander Rossi moves up to P5 in 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship

Sunday, June 05, 2016 5:23PM

Alexander Rossi has moved up to P5 in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship after collecting solid points at the double weekend header in Detroit, Michigan. As the 2016 Championship season reaches its mid-way mark, Alexander now sits on a points tally of 242 overall, and is just 17 points away from 4th place driver Josef Newgarden. 

This weekend saw the Californian driver return to the No 98 NAPA Auto Parts / Curb Honda blue and yellow car for the only double-header race weekend on the calendar. The 2.34-mile, 13-turn street circuit on Belle Isle in Detroit presented numerous challenges to drivers - from hard braking zones to speedy straights - with minimal opportunities for overtaking. 

Alexander Rossi Writes History by Winning Iconic 100th Indianapolis 500

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:08AM

Alexander Rossi wrote his name in the history books, winning the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 and taking his first Verzion IndyCar Series win in spectacular style. Starting from the 11th position on the grid, the American won the iconic race in front of a sold-out audience, driving the No. 98 NAPA AUTO PARTS / Curb Honda for the Andretti Autosport team, and becoming the first rookie to win the prestigious race in 15 years.


The 200-lap race marked a new chapter for Alexander's open-wheel story, finding victory at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway with his sixth career Verizon IndyCar Series start. Alexander becomes the 70th winner in race history and will...

Alexander Rossi Qualifies P11 and Top Rookie for historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:39PM

It has been an incredible week of top action and high drama at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Alexander Rossi and the Andretti Autosport team prepared and today qualified for the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Following a positive week of testing, which saw Alexander topping the time sheets and taking P1 in two out of the seven practice sessions, the IndyCar Series rookie narrowly missed out on securing a place in the Fast Nine Shootout, and was able to qualify in P11 overall, claiming the top rookie position overall, and lining him up on the third row of the grid for the highly anticipated and historic forthcoming race.

The first part of qualifying took place on Saturday...

Alexander Rossi Storms Top Ten Finish in Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Saturday, May 14, 2016 5:51PM

Alexander Rossi took his highest place finish of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series so far with a strong P10, and claimed the fastest lap of the race in a stunning drive for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Alexander adds another 20 points to his Championship fight, and currently sits on a total of 70 points heading into the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.


The Verizon IndyCar Series returned home for Thursday's opening day on Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course. Together with Andretti Autosport, Alexander and the team made solid progress with the No 98 car, running in P1 in both sessions at points, and maximising the Castrol...

Alexander Rossi Top Rookie in Challenging Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Sunday, April 24, 2016 5:13PM

Alexander Rossi claimed the top rookie spot in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, following a challenging weekend for the No.98 car and Andretti Autosport team. The scenic Barber Motorsports Park played host to the fourth round of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series competition, which saw Alexander racing within the top ten before crossing the line in P15. 


Two of the toughest practice sessions so far this season saw Alexander and the Andretti crew working hard to make changes the Castrol Edge/Curb Honda through Friday, with focus on improving performance ahead of qualifying, on a track notoriously tough to pass on. 


Saturday saw the field of 21 take Mr. Barber's 2.3-mile road course for a morning...

Tough Weekend for Andretti and the No 98 at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Monday, April 18, 2016 1:17PM

Alexander Rossi returned to his home state of California this weekend for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with Andretti Autosport and Verizon IndyCar Series. The weekend would be the first time the 24 year old driver would race on his home turf in his professional career; something he was very much looking forward to. Alexander was able to bounce back from challenging practice sessions with very strong qualifying and race pace, however despite the positive performance the end result on the California street circuit was ultimately compromised following a challenging race.


 


The weekend started Friday with Alexander...

Alexander Rossi keeps it cool in strong debut oval race

Saturday, April 02, 2016 11:38PM

Alexander Rossi collected 18 more valuable points in his second race for the 2016 IndyCar Series this weekend, moving him to 12th in the Championship. Making his oval debut at the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix, Alexander drove a calm and level-headed race to finish P14 following 250 laps of the intensely demanding Phoenix International Raceway.


Friday morning gave Alexander his first taste of oval racing as free practice got underway in Arizona, with the rookie quickly finding his rhythm with the unknown race track format. Keeping it consistent, P14 was the name of the game this weekend, as Alexander made a positive start to complete a tally of 41 laps; running strongly throughout a session interrupted...

Alexander Rossi Takes Top Rookie Position in Debut IndyCar Series Race

Sunday, March 13, 2016 3:53PM

Alexander Rossi finished his first IndyCar Series race just outside the top ten in P12 and leader of the rookies as round one of the 2016 season got underway on the streets of St Petersburg, Florida. 

Alexander and Andretti Autosport made a strong start to the weekend as Friday’s practice session took place under typically blue Florida skies, with Alexander quickly putting his No. 98 car at the sharp end of the field. The American was able to open his first weekend of racing and third day behind the wheel of the black and white Indy car with a strong tally of 47 laps and a best time of 01:01.5198, impressing those around him by his capacity to adapt and immediately get straight on the pace.